If you have been spending time with us lately you know that our eyes are turned to the summer and summer camps. In our district there are now only 28 school days left and it was time for a family meeting to finalize our summer camp schedule. Sure the girls are out of school but there is still that little matter of work to be done. We also like to use the summer to give the girls opportunities to try which we may not have time for during a hectic school year. This year the girls are older and more focused on what they want to do instead of asking for every camp, they are asking for specific camps. This makes budgeting a whole lot easier, and makes us happy knowing that our children have enjoyed and appreciated the summer camp experiences of the past. This year one of the camps they wish to return to is Challenger Camps British Soccer Camp.
Today we sat down to do our family meeting and finalize our plans for the summer. British Soccer Camp was at the top of my daughters' list of things to do. I was thrilled to hear she enjoyed the camp so much that she wanted to return again for a third year in a row!
This will make our third year at British Soccer Camp here in the greater Houston area. We were first introduced to it a couple of year ago, learning about it on usfamilyguide.com which is a resource for families to use in cities across the United States. Each year it has been expertly run and she has learned a great deal. The camp includes basic to advanced skill training, team building activities, and sportsmanship in a positive manner. Surprisingly they can do this with hundreds of children on soccer fields during what is some of the hottest summer days in Houston. They also make the schedule to adapt to the weather with morning and evening sessions instead of being out there at the heat of the day. The safety and security of the children is foremost with parents being required to sign their children in and out each day.
It was also an educational experience as she was able to learn about the cultures of other countries. Don't the the words British Soccer Camp make you think its is all about the British. Each day she had "homework" which took minutes learning more about the country of the team she was assigned to. Each team is assigned a country and at the end of the week they compete.
Individual skills were accomplished with challenges and improvements were celebrated. The coaches were great with the kids and patient with the parents.
We can't wait to return this year! She already even has some friends she is looking forward to seeing again - and new ones to make.